Heart valves control the direction of blood flow in the heart. Heart valve problems are fairly common. If you have a leaky valve or if the valve narrows because of a buildup of calcium and other substances, the heart does not function properly, and heart valve surgery may be needed.
Whenever possible, heart valves are repaired rather than replaced. This is because heart valve repair often leads to improved results vs. valve replacement surgery, including:
AtlantiCare also offers minimally invasive valve surgery. This innovative procedure is available only to qualified patients at ARMC. Through our affiliation with New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, patients will benefit from the most advanced valve repair and replacement techniques.